Symbolism matters (even if the key players are on the US payroll):
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Tuesday took part in a demonstration in which products made in Jewish settlements were burned.
On Sunday the Palestinian PM said the future Palestinian state will be “free of fences and of settlements.”
In a conference held near Ramallah, Fayyad urged the international community to intervene in order to “force Israel to stop ignoring international law and the Palestinians’ rights.”
Fayyad and residents of the West Bank town of Salfit threw the products, which were confiscated from Palestinian stores, into a fire.
If Washington puts serious pressure on Israel to end settlement building, Fayyad will live to see another day. Otherwise, the status-quo will continue indefinitely.